Latest News for: food insecurity


Some economies exacerbating fuel crisis, food insecurity: Minister Puri

Live Mint 07 Feb 2023
... continue to exacerbate fuel poverty and food insecurity.

SWFL nonprofit feeds school children in need, combating food insecurity

News Press 07 Feb 2023
"Everything is healthy and nutritious". Blessings in a Backpack of SWFL sends nutritious meals home with thousand of elementary students each weekend ... .

South Sudan ‘failed’ by international aid system as food crisis intensifies

The Guardian 07 Feb 2023
Catholic charity Cafod says local NGOs are best placed to respond on the frontline but are being cut out ...

Africa’s population growth ‘great liability’ – Obasanjo 

Ghana Business News 07 Feb 2023
That is the beginning of insecurity,” he said ... “If we have food and nutrition security, if we give every child education, if everybody can acquire skills, if we give science and technology the attention that it should be given, and give every child employment, population will cease to be a liability.”.

Banks putting customers ‘at risk of fraud’ with outdated online security

The Daily Telegraph 07 Feb 2023
Insecure passwords, lax checks on new payees and vulnerable login processes were among the weaknesses found by the consumer group.Fraud costs £85 million in six months ... Virgin Money failed to adequately block insecure passwords and remove phone numbers from notifications, according to the research.

Rand tumbles in wake of persistent load shedding hurting outlook, food prices

Independent online (SA) 07 Feb 2023
“The impact of load shedding on the economy and the food system is severe, to say the least ... “As such, SA’s unique energy crunch will likely be the key reason why the economy may not follow global trends of decreasing food price inflation during 2023 – further exacerbating food insecurity within the country.”.

Burkina Faso assailants kill at least 15 Nigerian pilgrims travelling to Senegal

Reuters 07 Feb 2023
peacekeeper death as insecurity spurs protests, article with gallery. Gallery ... peacekeepers have caused thousands of deaths, displaced over 2 million people across the Sahel and aggravated food insecurity.Reporting by Felix Onuah in Abuja, Thiam Ndiaga in Ouagadougou and Bate Felix in Dakar; Writing by Sofia Christensen; Editing by Jonathan Oatis.

Kid governor inaugurated at State House ceremony, plans to advocate for the food-insecure

Union Leader 07 Feb 2023
She realized the need during the COVID-19 pandemic when she heard of people not being able to afford food, rent, clothes and other necessities ...Imagine not having enough food in your fridge to be able to go and get a snack or meal whenever you needed to.

Sri Lankans look overseas for a way out of economic crisis

La Prensa Latina 07 Feb 2023
Food inflation followed a similar pattern declining to 59.3 percent in December from 69.8 percent in the previous month ... According to a report by the World Food Programme, 36 percent of Sri Lankan families are food insecure, with the average family facing problems getting enough food, or eating more than one meal a day.

Cholera compounds drought woes in Africa

China Daily 07 Feb 2023
The drought has left 22 million people across the three countries acutely food insecure and 5.1 million children acutely malnourished, World Food Programme data indicates ... We are calling for more funds to provide food, water and health services to affected communities," he said ... Worsening situation ... .

Burkina Faso gunmen kill 15 Nigerian pilgrims bound for Senegal

Al Jazeera 07 Feb 2023
A Nigerian presidency spokesperson told Reuters via WhatsApp that the death toll stood at 15 “so far” ... Regular attacks on towns and villages, army posts and United Nations peacekeepers have caused thousands of deaths, displaced more than two million people across the Sahel and aggravated food insecurity. .

Global: Record profits show taxes on Big Oil must rise to help alleviate the cost ...

Amnesty 07 Feb 2023
“The fossil fuel industry should be in decline ... “That Big Oil’s profit margins have swelled so vastly is patently unjustifiable ... Background ... These profits derive, in part, from the successful efforts of fossil fuel companies over decades to fight climate action and regulation, and come as inequality, poverty and food insecurity are rising ... .

Tiger Brands: Prolonged load-shedding a risk to food security

Mail Guardian South Africa 07 Feb 2023
Food insecurity as a result of prolonged and higher levels of load-shedding has been added to the list of pressures burdening businesses and consumers ... Astral Foods, a poultry processing company, recently said in a trading update that South Africa’s food safety was compromised as poultry companies battle with crippling levels of load-shedding.

Cree mother wonders how mining development in northern Quebec will affect food supply

North Shore News 07 Feb 2023
The land, she said, has everything needed to provide food for her people ... House is concerned that the potential extraction of lithium and other critical minerals, because it deprives the Cree of certain hunting grounds, will exacerbate food insecurity in the same way major Hydro-Québec projects have had a negative impact on the local food supply.

Johnson: Youth sex trafficking

Rutland Herald 07 Feb 2023
Why do children and youth run away from home and how does this make them vulnerable to being trafficked?. The answers to these questions are both simple and complex ... Trafficking does happen to Vermont children and youth ... There are many issues that need to be addressed urgently, such as child care, access to safe housing and food insecurity ... ....

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